Texas Compact

on Immigration

 

FEBRUARY 2019  As signers of the Texas Compact on Immigration, we are committed to promoting common-sense immigration reforms that strengthen our economy and attract talent and business to our state.

 

We recognize the critical role immigration plays in driving economic growth, and therefore support bipartisan immigration solutions that ensure our federal system meets the needs of our labor market; find a solution for undocumented Texans who make vital contributions to our state’s economy; secure the border; and enforce our nation’s laws. We also support statewide policies that recognize the myriad economic contributions immigrants make as workers, students, taxpayers, and consumers. Texas’ immigration policies must reaffirm our global reputation as a welcoming and business-friendly state.

 

We urge state leaders and our congressional delegation to adopt these three principles of the Texas Compact on Immigration to guide the immigration discussion in our state.   

 

  1. FEDERAL SOLUTIONS FOR OUR ECONOMY: To be truly competitive, Texas requires a federal immigration system that attracts global talent and investment and creates jobs in our state. We urge the Texas congressional delegation to support reforms to our legal immigration system that provide for enough legal workers across the skills spectrum to meet employer needs. Any such solution must protect our national borders through new enforcement technology, while also creating a pathway to legal status or citizenship for the roughly 1.8 million undocumented immigrants in the state who contribute $1 billion in state and local taxes, and, in particular, Texas Dreamers and TPS holders.
     

  2. IN-STATE TUITION: Texas has a long and proud tradition of embracing immigrants and leading the country in bipartisan, common-sense immigration policies. We urge state leaders to protect tuition equity and continue to offer in-state tuition to all Texas high school graduates who want to continue their education and contribute their talents to our vibrant Texas economy.
     

  3. COMPETITIVE COMMUNITIES: We understand the communities that grow and attract talent are the ones who are welcoming to all. We support local policies that ensure all residents have the tools and opportunities they need to succeed.

Signatories

Abilene Chamber of Commerce

 

Abilitie

 

Abunden

 

Aceable 

 

Adebayo Adeleke LLC

 

Amegy Bank of Texas

Amplio Recruiting

 

Austin Area Chamber of Commerce 

 

Austin Tech Alliance (ATA)

 

Austin Technology Council

 

Azarmehr Law Group (ALG)

 

Ballinger Chamber of Commerce

 

Barshop Ventures, LLC 

 

Brazoria County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

 

Bestway Oilfield, Inc. 

 

The Borderplex Alliance

 

Bukstein Legal Services

 

Capital Factory

 

Chamberlin Roofing and Waterproofing

 

Coachieve, LLC

 

Community Health Choice 

 

Conn's Home Plus

 

Corridor Title, LLC 

 

Cross Culture Communications

 

Dallas Regional Chamber 

 

El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 

ETSZONE

Financial Casualty & Surety, Inc 
 

Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce 

 

Foster LLP

 

Fry Roofing

 

Globe Products Co. 

 

Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce

Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce

 

Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

 

Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

 

Greater Dallas Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce

 

Greater Houston Partnership (GHP)

 

Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce

 

GSD&M

 

Hendler Flores Law, PLLC

 

HMS Holdings Corp. 

 

Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 

 

IBC Bank 

 

Irving Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

 

Kamal Law Firm, PLLC

 

Kiley Literary Legacies, LLC

 

Landscape Art

 

Lawn Management Company, Inc (LMC)

 

Legacy Community Health 

 

Longview Chamber of Commerce

 

MAJORITY

 

Manchester Living

 

MAREK

 

McAllen Chamber of Commerce 

Midland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

 

Molex

 

Monty & Ramirez LLP

 

Myron Steves 

 

North Dallas Chamber of Commerce 

 

North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce

North Texas Commission

Pantote Solutions LLC

The Perryman Group

 

Plains Cotton Growers, Inc. 

Plano Chamber of Commerce

PMCA Partners

Pottsboro Area Chamber of Commerce

 

PTG

RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 

Rio City Land Development LLC

 

Rising Leadership Foundation

 

San Antonio Chamber of Commerce

 

San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
 

SOAL Technologies

 

South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce

 

TAS Commercial Concrete

 

Tech Titans

 

TechNet

 

Texans for Sensible Immigration Policy

(TxSIP)

Texas Association of Business (TAB)

 

Texas Association of Dairymen

 

Texas Business Leadership Council  (TBLC) 

 

Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association

 

Texas International Produce Association

 

Texas Poultry Federation and Affiliates

 

Texas Retailers Association

 

Texas Shrimp Association

Tricolor Auto Group

United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce (UCCCC)

The United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce Houston-The Woodlands & Gulf Coast Chapter (USMCOCGC)

Waco Cha

 

Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce

 

Wong Fleming

 

Jim Baron
CEO, Mesa SW Management LP

 

Demetria Bivens
Executive Director, National Association of Minority Contractors

 

Regina Chenault
HR Manager, Flex-N-Gate

 

Don Cumming

General Manager, Flex-N-Gate

 

Hector de J Ruiz
Owner, ANSI Capital, LLC

 

Craig Enoch
 Justice Retired; Co-Founder Enoch Kever PLLC

Hilda Galvan
Partner in Charge, Jones Day

 

Jesus Garza
Former CEO, Seton Healthcare

 

JC Gonzalez
Chairman, Irving Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

 

Diana Greener
Business Development, Key Construction

 

Curtis Harrell
President and CEO, Citation Oil and Gas Corp.

 

Angela Lopez
Shareholder, Cowles & Thompson

 

Alex López Negrete
President and CEO, Lopez Negrete Communications

 

Marvin Odum
Former President, Shell Oil Company

 

David Pfaff
CEO, Plastronics

 

Jose Luis Prado
Chairman and CEO, Evans Food Group

 

Jay Reddy
CEO, VitreosHealth

 

John Rowe
Chairman Emeritus, Exelon

 

Alejandro Ruelas
Co-Founder, LatinWorks

 

Laura Sanchez
President, El Ranchito Restaurants

 

Carole Segal 
Co-Founder, Crate and Barrel

 

Martin Slark
CEO, Molex and Board of Directors, Koch Industries

 

Ken G. Wincorn
Founder, the Law Offices of Kenneth G. Wincorn

Sponsors